Leona Lewis: Run Meaning
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Song Released: 2008
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Then we really have to go
You've been the only thing that's right
In all I've done
And I can barely look at you
But every single time I do
I know we'll make it anywhere
Away from here
Light up, light...
anonymous Nov 18th, 11:34pm report
When I listen to this song. It takes me back to when I carried a stillborn, she was so little, so perfect in everyway. And although she couldn't be here with me she is in heaven. And I feel like even though she can't hear my voice, and I can't hear hers. She knows how long I love her, and how much I didn't want to say goodbye. This song helped me through some very dark, hurtful, and worse days of my life.
anonymous Sep 3rd, 9:33pm report
A very powerful love, one looking over the other? Makes my hairs stand up on end this song, its about a loss, strength, heartache in trying to move forward. Very well sung by leona lewis.
anonymous Jun 8th, 2018 6:19am report
She is singing to Simon Cowell after leaving his record label. That's what I think.
anonymous Mar 27th, 2018 3:00pm report
It makes me think of my Husbands long deployment to Afghan. Tragic, dangerous tour and this song always takes me back to the feeling of not wanting to say goodbye in case it was for the last time. ‘Light up’makes me think of my husband saying be strong for the sake of the family and even if I can’t see his face he would be with me.
anonymous Sep 29th, 2017 9:40am report
they love one another, but one of them is in a relationship with someone else, probably married to that person. this is a call for him to leave his wife and run away together with her. he is wavering, and she is trying to encourage and strengthen him to leave.
think this is a song that my husband's lover would have sung to him to encourage him to leave his marriage and go and live her. makes me sad
anonymous Aug 22nd, 2017 8:21am report
Yes & No, I agree with the fact that it is a farewell/Goodbye song of one's true love passing. The question is? Who passed. Did she? Or did he? Personally I feel she did & did so somewhat recently. And as she sings, I feel she's doing so, almost as "his" guardian Angel.
...she returns knowing he's not doing well. He's struggling to go on. He needs her. She still needs him. They were & forever will be the other half of one another's beating heart. Now his is broken beyond meaning in life & hers, in spirit. So "Light Up, Light Up, as if you had a choice" tells me she's trying to tell him, or make him feel her presence & is trying to relay to him, that she wants him to "light up", to be happy again, to live on in memory & strength of their ever lasting, eternal love. And that it was neither of their choices for her to pass on. But that she wants him to at least "feel" as if he has a choice to be happy. Why? Because one day, someday when God calls him home too? She will be waiting, & just as they knew (when she was alive that they could make it anywhere together) she will one day again take his hand and they will run from there, hand in hand to Heaven, for Love, for eternally. Until then, she misses him, his eyes, as much as he misses her. And yes, she wishes that he could hear her voice. But he can't. So she sings & sings somehow knowing...he will forever feel her presence. So maybe it's not a goodbye song. Instead, words of "Never goodbye...but until we meet again".
anonymous Aug 5th, 2017 8:41pm report
It's a song describing refugees fleeing away from their families and homes. The fear for what they are leaving behind and the fear for what they are running into brings no solace to the heart but they just had to lighten their hopes as if things will get better.
anonymous Jun 21st, 2016 6:13pm report
A sad song of someone suffering with dementia and now in a care-home. The loved one visiting feeling and remembering when times were different. The light up is the glimmer of recognition. A song about loss.
anonymous Feb 7th, 2016 2:13am report
This song is ambiguous. It touches people differently. To me its a song about desperation and farewell. Two people whose life must go in different directions. Its also a song of encouragement to be the best they can be.
anonymous Jul 12th, 2014 7:17am report
Its about someone whos waiting to love again and still inlove but its impossible to win him back again.
anonymous Feb 16th, 2012 2:18am report
its a song for someone who's loved one's died...it;s a farewell song
"So light up as if you had a choice to be on your own even if i'm not with you and you can't hear my voice anymore..and i'll always be watching you"
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